“With over 150 best practices and product seminars, the Be Connected online seminar series is the best way for both practitioners and business leaders in infrastructure to keep up with the latest trends in practice and technology, without the time and expense required when traveling to a conference,” said Bentley’s chief marketing officer, Ed Mueller. “This is ‘professional conference-quality’ content, brought to your desktop at no charge.
“If you are an AECO or geospatial professional serious about staying on top of your game, Be Connected is an ideal solution. It is Bentley’s response to the global challenge of finding new ways to create value without adding costs.”
Be Connected offers two types of online seminars:
Best Practices Seminars – Presented by leading infrastructure professionals around the globe, these sessions bring a project perspective on best practices for the design, construction, and operation of specific types of infrastructure projects, including a series of seminars on each of the following: bridges, cadastre and land development, communications, electric and gas utilities, high performance buildings, mining and metals, oil and gas, rail and transit, roads, and water and wastewater.
Product Seminars – Presented by Bentley’s top product executives and designed for both current and prospective users, these technology-focused sessions demonstrate the latest features and capabilities of Bentley’s comprehensive V8i software portfolio for sustaining infrastructure.
The first presentation of these hour-long seminars will include a live Q&A teleconference, giving seminar attendees the unique opportunity to interact with leaders in the infrastructure professions. Each seminar will then be offered OnDemand, allowing participants to attend multiple sessions at times of their choosing. In addition, participants can join discussion groups about the topics presented in the seminars on the Be Communities professional networking website, further extending the value and the insights gained in the seminar.
Be Connected attendees will learn how to successfully employ new workflows, information technology, and delivery methods – enabling them to work smarter, improve their productivity, lower costs, and advance their careers. Every Be Connected participant will be provided transcripts indicating seminars attended and Bentley Institute Learning Units earned.
“The unique delivery system and breadth of topics covered make our Be Connected seminar series a first in the infrastructure community,” said Carey Mann, vice president, solutions, Bentley Software. “The topics are aligned with the breadth of infrastructure addressed by Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio of software.”
Added Mann, “Put simply, Be Connected enables infrastructure professionals, including owners and the consultants who serve them, to be engaged, be informed, and be empowered – all without leaving their offices.”